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November 2018 Healthy News: Chiropractic for Headache & Vitamin D for Migraine

St. Francisville chiropractic care at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville may reduce headache days each month. 

 
HEADACHES AND CHIROPRACTIC CARE

Headaches are not unusual! Many St. Francisville headache sufferers attain headache relief with St. Francisville chiropractic care. One in 5 new chiropractic patients come to a chiropractor’s office like Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville because of headache. Headache patients make up a sizeable portion of the chiropractic practice, and that’s true for Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville. Chiropractors many times identify and participate in interdisciplinary care of headache patients with other healthcare providers. (1) Spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) for cervicogenic headache is reported to be quite successful. For the most benefit, a new study found that 18 SMT visits compared with 1, 6, and 12 visits, is most effective, reducing cervicogenic headache days by 50%. Compared with slight massage, SMT also brought about three more cervicogenic headache-free days a month. (2)

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Mike Poulin on The Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about headache and its relieving St. Francisville chiropractic care using the Cox® Technic System.

Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville shares a new report that higher Vitamin D levels may reduce migraine headache incidence. 

TIP OF THE MONTH: Vitamin D for Reduced Migraines

It has been said that the inflammation and a reduced immune system may play a role in migraine headache. The role of nutrients – vitamin D, vitamin B12, alpha lipoic acid, CoQ10, magnesium, niacin, riboflavin, and riboflavin - in the supportive care of migraines is seemingly therapeutic. (3) A recent study writes that higher levels of serum Vitamin D (50 to less than 100 ng/mL) decreases the odds of suffering a migraine headache by 80% to 83% as opposed to levels below 20 ng/mL. (4) St. Francisville migraine sufferers may want to consider enhancing their Vitamin D status alongside their St. Francisville chiropractic care plan.

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